Had to do a quick note on the new headlamp. I took a tip from the Trail Zombie and picked up a Princeton Tec Corona headlamp. I never notice it in daylight, but I have an annoying head bounce when I run. This is bad with a spot beam as the bouncy light produces a strange sensation similar to being seasick - cool, eh? So this blowtorch has 8 LED's and a bunch of combinations of light and power settings, all in more of a flood pattern ~ no bouncing, no nausea! Needless to say, more is better so I don't mess with the lightweight stuff, but go straight for HIGH POWER. Definitely recommended for those who run at night. Anxious for spring, as I think you could easily run technical at night with this.
Some neighborhood lights - their deer is fake...
... Ours were NOT! These guys were slurping out of our bird feeder and did not even care that we came home from our run. When I got the camera out, this doe came walking over thinking I was going to feed her right out of my hand!!! I had to shut the door before she tried to walk in the house. We must have naughty neighbors who are feeding the wildlife...very, very dear friends from a bit east of here (say, maybe, Tulsa area...) were sneaky (and thoughtful) and sent us a beautiful Christmas wreath. We will have to post a pic when we get it hung in just the right spot. Spreading Christmas Cheer - Thank You - Friends like you are a blessing!
Also, playing on iTunes while I type - Mercy Me "The Christmas Sessions". Check it out if you need some fresh Christmas music. Happy Trails!